The outdoor installation “Social Pool” is a small, public pool by Austrian artist Alfredo Barsuglia that is located in an isolated stretch of the Mojave Desert in Southern California. The installation features an eleven by five foot pool, a solar-powered filtration system, and a lockable cover that can only be accessed with a key located at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. Upon receipt of the key, prospective pool-goers are given the GPS coordinates of the installation. The pool is several hours drive from Los Angeles and a long distance from the nearest road. “Social Pool” is open May 1st to September 30th, and there are no reservations.
photos via Alfredo Barsuglia